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International Education Week

November 14-18, 2016

Monday, Nov. 14

Smith is Global Kick-Off
9-11 a.m. | VMH Entrance

Stop by the Employer of the Day desk at the front of Van Munching Hall for breakfast treats and learn more about International Education Week events.

Cross Cultural Card Commotion
6:30-7:30 p.m. | 2333 VMH

Communication is vitally important in today's business world, but many managers just aren't very good at it. Through this interactive exercise, learn how to communicate with different people and develop tools to successfully communicate in many different types of situations. Sponsored by DEC and MPO.
RSVP today.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Global Competencies for the 21st Century Workplace
6:30-8:15 p.m. | 2333 VMH

Learn from five panelists about the global capabilities that make students more competitive for employment in today's job market. The speaker panel lasts from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. and is followed by a networking reception from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. Sponsored by CIBER, OCS and EMA.

Lisa K. Hunt,
 Executive Vice President, International Services & Special Business Development, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Rick Callaway, Global Supply Chain Australia Manager, Northrop Grumman
Kirsten Brecht Baker,
 CEO, Global Professional Search
Marc Melkonian, Business Development Manager, Defense and Security, Bechtel Corporation
Daniella Taveau, Global Regulatory and Trade Strategist, King & Spalding

RSVP today. Download brochure.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

International Dance Workshop
10:30 a.m.-Noon | 2517 VMH

Stretch your legs and celebrate International Education Week by learning more about Scottish and Greek dancing. Sponsored by OGI, HR and the Snider Center.
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International Coffee Hour
3-4:30 p.m. | 2333 VMH

Enjoy a casual gathering for global conversation. Sponsored by OGI, ISSS and Education Abroad.
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Global Internship Information Session
5-6 p.m. | 2515 VMH

Learn how you can spend the summer of a lifetime working in Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dublin or Prague at a guaranteed internship and gain 7 credits. 

Thursday, Nov. 17

Language Learning for Business
5:30-6:30 p.m. | 2511 VMH

Hear about language learning at UMD and how employment opportunities arise when you are multi-lingual. Free pizza will be served. Sponsored by OGI and SLLC.
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ChangeTheWorld Showcase
6:30-8:30 p.m. | 2517 VMH

This semester, 60 talented students used their business skills to help nonprofits and social ventures solve complex problems. Stop by to learn from their experience and vote for the team you think developed the best solution. Sponsored by CSVC. 

Friday, Nov. 18

Global Trivia Game
12-1 p.m. | VMH Atrium

Stop by the OGI table in the Van Munching Atrium and play a quick game of global trivia. Winners will be entered into a drawing to win a grand prize.


International Education Week events are sponsored by the Office of Global Initiatives (OGI); the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER); the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets; the Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC); the Office of Human Resources & Payroll (HR); the Office of Career Services (OCS); International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS); the Diversity Empowerment Council (DEC); the Emerging Markets Association (EMA); Education Abroad (EA); the Masters Programs Office (MPO); and the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC).